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NICE Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the New Intensive Courses in English (NICE) is to equip speakers of other languages with the language and cultural skills necessary for success in today’s global society in academic, professional, and social contexts. To fully serve students with different goals, the program offers a full-time program that emphasizes oral communication and cultural competence by:

    • Providing a flexible curriculum suited to the students' interests, needs, and abilities while adhering to the overall curriculum guidelines for each course;

    • Specializing in innovative methods for teaching listening and speaking skills;

    • Developing and practicing real-world listening and speaking tasks, which include authentic readings as input and realistic writing as output;

    • Maximizing opportunities to use the communication skills learned in the classroom on campus and in the community;

    • Providing a culturally diverse, enriching, and supportive learning environment while fostering a sense of "aloha."



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